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Richard
07-18-2010, 04:11 PM
I found this cool tree on the side of the Coniston Waters, A break from my HDR practice this holiday I lit the tree with a 2 speedlite set up.

Coniston Water provided inspiration for Arthur Ransome's famous children's book 'Swallows and Amazons', the southern island, Peel, has been identified as the 'Wild Cat Island' in Ransome's book.

Coniston was the site of the world water speed record bids of Donald Campbell (23 March 1921 - 4 January 1967) which culminated in his tragic death at 8.42a.m. on 4th January, 1967, whilst attempting to reach a speed of 300 mph.

QuietOne
07-18-2010, 06:19 PM
I think of those kinds of trees as sea monsters, and this one looks like it's dragging itself back to the water. Great angle on the roots.

Mad Aussie
07-18-2010, 06:19 PM
Nice composition and cool to know it's history as well.